Lorraine M. Endres, 93 of Watertown, passed away on Monday, August, 28, 2017 following an auto accident in Black River Falls, WI.
Lorraine was born on April 25, 1924 in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Brill) Longbehn. On June 3, 1953, she married Wilfred Endres in Hampton, MN. The couple moved to Watertown in 1959 and raised 4 children. Lorraine had an undying love for her husband, and even after his death in 1979, he was never replaced and they are reunited today. She was a teacher. She taught 6th grade at Schurz School, music at St. Bernard's Catholic School, and gave countless private piano lessons - even maintaining 1 student until her death. Lorraine was a happy lady who loved to travel, enjoyed being the life of the party, and gave "Cow Pie's" as gifts. She was extremely independent. She cut her own grass, drove her own car, walked 2 miles a day, and was able to get things done. Lorraine was a dedicated and active parishioner of St. Bernard's Catholic Church and her love and dedication to Christ was evident and appreciated by those who knew her. At St. B's, she was the long-time Director of the Resurrection Choir and Mass Organist. Above all other interest, Lorraine had a fierce love for her family. She was a lady known and loved by many and will be dearly missed.
She is survived by: her Children Audrey (Richard) Grosenick of Mukwonago, Mary (Charles) Johansen of Hayward, Kevin (Penny Menster) of Houston, TX, and Steven (Fabiola) of Mukwonago; Grandchildren Anthony, Heather (Michael), Angela (Sean), Jacqueline, William, Matthew, Stephanie, Michelle, Charles, Kelly (Megan), Jessica, Luke, and Arica (Kevin); Great-Grandchildren Lily, Grace, Finn, Emmy, James, Owen, Makenna, Daxten, and Anniston; Sisters Audrey Longbehn of St. Paul, MN, Maryann (Stan) Dupre of St. Paul, MN, Brothers Jack (Corazon) of Grants Pass, OR, and Thomas (Gloria) of St. Paul, MN. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Sisters Katherine and Henrietta, and Brothers Jerry, Bill, and Bobby.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00PM on Friday, September 1, 2017 at St. Henry Catholic Church with Fr. Patrick Wendler presiding. Visitation will be from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery.
Friday, September 1st, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm, St. Henry Catholic Church
Friday, September 1st, 2017, 12:00pm, St. Henry Catholic Church
St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery